Trypanosome plant Course

Msanchezm msanchezm at
Tue Mar 7 10:23:41 BRT 1995

                    A BEMET Course

A theoretical and practical course on Phytomonas in their newly
discovered role as plant pathogens.

The study of protozoans as plant parasites does not at present
exist as a discipline per se in plant pathology, despite the fact
that plant trypanosomes (Phytomonas spp.) are responsible for
serious losses in various economically important crops.
The intention of this course is to direct the attention of
graduates who already have an interest in parasitology,
phytopathology and general biology to the importance of this new
area of plant pathology.

Course Mode

The week-long, intensive course, consisting of a series of
lectures given by international specialists in the field and
practical experience, including field work, sampling and
laboratory analysis (40 contact hours in total), will be divided
into the following modules:
- epidemiology of the plant trypanosomes and the host-parasite
- isolation and in vitro cultivation of the falgellates  and a
morphological study at the ultrastructural level;
- molecular characterisation; their sources of energy and its
metabolism, with  special emphasis on the study of glycosomes;
- diagnosis and future perspectives for chemotherapy and control
of these parasite.
- There will also be an overall evaluation of their current
economic impact on crops.

8th-12th May 1995 (inclusive)

The University of Granada, Spain

40,000 pts.
(includes all materials & midday meals)

Dr. Manuel Sanchez-Moreno
Dept. de Parasitologia e Instituto de Biotecnologia
Facultad de Ciencias
Campus Universitario Fuente Nueva
Tlf. + 34(9)58 243263
Fax. + 34(9)58 243174 

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